Moving Students Forward


Thank you!

With the generosity from donors and friends like you, we were able to exceed our $200 million goal for the Moving Students Forward initiative.

This level of support impacted more than 23,000 students in four years. So far, $50 million has been awarded; and in fiscal year 2016 alone, 5,863 students received scholarships and 117 new scholarship accounts were established. 

During his installation address in September 2012, President Leath introduced the five-year initative with its original goal of $150 million. When that objective was reached in 2015, the goal was raised to $200 million. 

"Every aspect of our fundraising efforts is focused on enhancing the student experience at Iowa State in some way, but this initiative supports students in ways that affect them directly and personally, and donors have responded with extraordinary generosity.”

Larissa Holtmyer Jones, President and CEO,
Iowa State University Foundation